Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. The Department, part of the Earth Sciences Program that includes the collocated Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and climate earth sciences.
The department's research strengths are reinforced by strong collaborations leading to joint research topics with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland Departments of the Environment and of Natural Resources, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction of the National Weather Service, the NOAA Satellite and Air Research Laboratories, all of which are located near the campus.
James Carton, Professor and Chairman
The attached article, published in the UMD Diamondback, was written by AOSC Undergraduate Greta Easthom.
The report, which is the first part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, produced every four years by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, was released by the Trump administration. The report features information on "documented changes in surface, atmospheric and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; diminishing snow cover
UMD has just approved our new BS/MS Combined Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. This program will be available beginning Fall 2017. More details will be posted soon.